Herbal garden – it sounds proudly
Author: Jolanta Baker (text and photos)
Gone are the days when the crop plants – vegetables and herbs – grew hidden in the back garden and had no access to representational flower-beds. Quite rightly recognized their beauty, not necessarily resulting from the size of the flowers, but more with the texture and color of leaves or decorative fruit. And if there is no space for crops – for example on balconies and terraces – it is worth to drop herbs and vegetables instead of ornamental plants – will have a double benefit – for the eye and the palate.
Growing herbs is a little easier than growing vegetables – because they are generally less demanding plants as the soil, and even adding a few plants can easily meet our needs for these flavorful additions to dishes. Many herbs grow well in pots, not needing too much space for either the root or the aerial parts. Herbs can also easily integrate in the rock garden, as well as in a high bed of flowers. We can also create a stand-alone herbal flower-beds based for example on a variety of habit and color of the leaves of these plants. If we don’t have the time, space or patience to prepare seedlings (from seed) – we are easily buy young plants in pots, which simply blow on the place permanently. Sowing or planting herbs remember, however, that the basic condition for success in their cultivation is full of sunshine.
Ceramic plant labels
Decorative qualities herbal garden can pick up using decorative labels for the plant, which will also allow unmistakably identify species and varieties of herbs. They work best durable ceramic label, for which no harm cold weather and rain. Labels for the herbs can be used both for flower-bed, as well as in pots – you only have to choose the size and style that matches the rest of the arrangement.
What herbs to which flower-beds?
For rock garden, small pots, low flower-beds:
On medium-high flower-beds and larger pots:
- Melissa – lemon balm
For high spatial flower-beds:
As can be seen, There is a lot of possibilities to use herbs in the garden and definitely worth it to use them.